Curriculum: B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences – Online

Curriculum

This is 180-credit undergraduate program at the end of which you earn a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. In order to graduate, students must complete the following areas:

Kathryn Brenner, graduate with a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Play

Kathryn Brenner earned her bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife sciences online with Oregon State while working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Discover why she picked the OSU program.

  • Baccalaureate core: 36 credits
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences major:
    • Biology (for majors, taken in a classroom setting): 12 credits
    • Fisheries and wildlife: 50 - 55 credits
    • Math and physical sciences:36 credits
  • Human dimensions core: 9 - 12 credits
  • Specialization area: at least 24 credits
  • Electives: as needed to meet the 180-credit minimum to graduate

Total: 180 credits (including at least 60 upper division)

To view the fisheries and wildlife sciences major requirements, please visit Oregon State’s official general catalog or visit the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife information page. For additional information about the baccalaureate core, please visit our bacc core details page.

Transfer credits

Course credits in biological and physical sciences may be transferable to this degree.  Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Our advisers can help you determine which courses will meet program requirements. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU'ssingle course search tool.

"This has been the most amazing experience of my life, truly. I learned so much and the best part is that it sticks, not only because I am passionate about wildlife and the outdoors, but because the professors are exceptional."

– Melanie Smith, Ecampus fisheries and wildlife sciences student, Foster City, Calif.

Add a minor

OSU Ecampus students have the ability to add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine fisheries and wildlife and a business minor or fisheries and wildlife plus a geography minor to create an even more powerful resume fit for today's job market. 

Request information

Note: Oregon State's online bachelor's program in fisheries and wildlife sciences requires an internship in order to complete the program. You may be responsible for securing the site for the field placement. Students can work with their academic adviser to locate an appropriate internship in their area.

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